Today we'll see how to automate the most important track of your mix. This is usually the vocal track, but it might as well be a solo instrument. The true star of your song deserves special attention when it comes to automation. After all, everything else is meant to showcase it. Do note that to make both writing and reading easier I will call this star instrument "Alpha" in the following paragraphs.
So how would you recommend automating the lead vocal in connection with the compressor placement? It seems any automation of the vocal volume would send a louder signal to the compressor and thus changing the way the compressor handles the signal.
Also, is there a "recommended amount" to increase the volume of the lead vocal?